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Theology / Re: St. Thomas gives a classic...
Last post by Kephapaulos - April 04, 2021, 03:22:33 PM
Take that NFP!

"Nihil sub sole novum, nec valet quisquam dicere : Ecce hoc recens est : jam enim praecessit in saeculis quae fuerunt ante nos."

("Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.")

(Ecclesiastes 1:10)
Holy Scripture / Re: He's risen from the womb o...
Last post by Kephapaulos - April 04, 2021, 03:19:13 PM
Vere surrexit Christus!

And happy would be feast of St. Isidore!
Holy Scripture / He's risen from the womb of Hi...
Last post by Geremia - April 04, 2021, 08:35:57 AM
He is reborn from the womb of His virginal tomb! (Lk. 23:53: a tomb "wherein never yet any man had been laid")

Legrand p. 121:
QuoteIn the tomb as in the Virgin's womb, it was the πνεῦμα ζωοποιοῦν [1 Cor. 15:45: 'spiritum vivificantem'] inaugurating the καινῇ κτίσις [2 Cor. 5:17: 'nova creatura'].

Resurrexit sicut dixit! Alleluia!
Theology / St. Augustine condemns NFP.
Last post by Geremia - April 03, 2021, 01:46:20 PM
QuoteIs it not you [Manichaeans] who used to urge us to observe, to the extent that it was possible, the time when a woman after her menstruation is likely to conceive, and to abstain from intercourse at that time for fear that a soul might become entangled in flesh?
--St. Augustine (388AD), De moribus Ecclesiae catholicae et de moribus Manichaeorum II, 18
General Discussion / St. Joseph the greatest saint ...
Last post by Geremia - March 19, 2021, 07:14:10 PM
Happy feast of St. Joseph, the greatest saint after Our Lady!

Leo XIII, Quamquam pluries, August 15th, 1899, argues that St. Joseph's eminent sanctity is due to the graces of the sacrament of matrimony:
QuoteThe dignity of the Mother of God is so elevated that there can be no higher created one. But since St. Joseph was united to the Blessed Virgin by the conjugal bond (maritale vinculum), there is no doubt that he approached nearer than any other to that super-eminent dignity of hers by which the Mother of God surpasses all created natures. Conjugal union is the greatest of all (coniugium societas necessitudoque omnium maxima); by its very nature it is accompanied by a reciprocal communication of the goods of the spouses. If then God gave St. Joseph to Mary to be her spouse He certainly did not give him merely as a companion in life, a witness of her virginity, a guardian of her honor, but He made him also participate by the conjugal bond (coniugali fœdere) in the eminent dignity which was hers.
(quoted in Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Mother of the Saviour and Our Interior Life, ch. 7)

According to St. Alphonsus Liguori Sermon 10 for the Feast of St. Joseph, "divisus est" (1 Cor. 7:33) didn't apply to his marriage:
QuoteIt is true that he had a great love for his spouse Mary; but his was not a divided love, although, as the apostle says, the heart of the husband is usually divided. "But he that has a wife is solicitous for the things of the world, how he may please his wife and he is divided."--1 Cor. 7:33. No, the love which he felt for his spouse, filled him still more with divine love and therefore, we cannot doubt that Joseph whilst he lived with Jesus Christ, increased so much in sanctity and merits, that we may say he excels all the other saints.
Disputationes / Catholic Technical Institute (...
Last post by Geremia - February 26, 2021, 09:50:24 PM
Catholic Technical Institute has a new URL: https://cti.institute
Philosophy / Philosophy of Woman of St. Tho...
Last post by Geremia - February 18, 2021, 11:38:44 AM
Catholic Resources / WikiMissa.org (one "k") up and...
Last post by Geremia - February 01, 2021, 03:47:52 PM
WikiMissa.org (one "k") is up again. It's editable, too.
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